More Ongoing Giveaways

I love when the seasons start to change, and new books come out, and new contests crop up on the horizon. Here are just a few contests going on right now. Some of these sites, like Lori’s Reading Corner, have book giveaways almost every day of every week, so keep these web addresses in mind when you want to check back later. From March 7-21 to Nancy Cohen is offering chances to win one of four signed ARCs of Hanging By A Hair in her Goodreads Giveaway. Here’s the link for that giveaway, http://bit.ly/15SmIi0 or you can to the contest page on her website at  http://nancyjcohen.com/fun-stuff/contest/ and click the Enter To Win button there. Lori’s Reading Corner offers a great place for readers to read guest posts by their favorite authors, and get the chance to win a copy of a new release, too. I guest posted on this site last week and Read more…

Reviewing December–Diary of a Debut Fiction Author

If you follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/RitterAmes or FaceBook  https://www.facebook.com/ritter.ames or subscribe to this blog (go ahead, it’s free, and I tell you about authors giving away free and discounted stuff when I learn about it), then you know that my first fiction novel COUNTERFEIT CONSPIRACIES was released December 1, 2013. This isn’t going to be a sales pitch, I promise, but it is going to be kind of a recap on some of the things I learned about marketing a new novel. FIRST: Everything every author says about having to spend as much or more time marketing your book is absolutely true. In the month of December I worked pretty much ten hour days because I had so many things to do all at the same time–and none of it involved Christmas tasks. I’d started building my name’s presence on FB this fall, but now I spent time each day posting and Read more…

And the Giveaway Fun Continues

I really didn’t plan on blogging for weeks on contests and giveaways, but so many people have fun events going right now–and are keeping them going through all the holiday season–that I’ll post them as long as I see them! If you’re a new visitor, check back on earlier posts to find contests that run through the month of December 2013. This awesome collection of signed swag from the Richmond Author Event could be yours! Just comment to enter. Share if you can. Open to international entries, and ends on 12/19 at noon EST. Go to Laura Kaye’s Facebook page, and look for the picture below, then comment and cross your fingers! Here’s the link:  https://www.facebook.com/LauraKayeWrites Author Sharon Grey invites you to her Welcome to Ruthorford contest – where they go all out for the holidays. You can enter to win a Pennyroyal Christmas Ruthorford ornament and holiday card from Grey! Read more…

Contests to Win — Until the End of the Year!!

Fresh Fiction posts contests each month on a separate contest page. Authors run the gamut from mystery to adventure to romance, and on down to children’s lit. You can also find pages for reviews, events, and photos. Check out the current Contests page here– http://freshfiction.com/contests.php And at Fresh Fiction, my friend Traci Andrighetti is having a launch party for her soon-to-be released Limoncello Yellow. Go to this link to enter to win a $25 boutique gift card! Gemma Halliday is running a CONTEST on her author’s  Facebook, and it’s a good one. CONTEST every week until the end of the year. Once a week, Gemma draws a winner to receive a $15 gift card to Amazon.com. How do you enter? Easy! Just click the “Newsletter Signup” button at the top of her Facebook page (It looks like a paper airplane!). One newsletter subscriber wins each week! Here’s the link–  https://www.facebook.com/gemmahallidayauthor/app_15292600805412